Safina Husein

Safina Husein

Safina is the Editor-in-Chief of The Cord. Safina spent the past three years writing for the news section, working as News Director this past year. When Safina is not spending her time writing, you can find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, collecting various plaid shirts and re-watching, but never tiring of, Gilmore Girls.

Articles by Safina Husein

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Laurier student helps launch successful Kickstarter campaign for cooking app

Dorian Wilson – a communications student at Wilfrid Laurier University – and his business partners recently began their first campaign on Kickstarter in order to launch their mobile app which brings a ‘personal chef’ to a person’s smartphone. NISE Tech Inc. launched their campaign on Kickstarter on June 18. “Since then, it’s been going much more well then we could’ve […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Laurier designates Pasha Malla as the new writer in residence for 2017

Pasha Malla will be joining the Wilfrid Laurier University campus this fall semester as Laurier’s new Edna Staebler Writer in Residence for the intensive residency program. Malla is a well accomplished and recognized writer in numerous genres and formats, including novels, poetry, short stories and literary journalism, amongst others. “[Pasha] is a young writer so I think that will help […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Sofia Fortino’s “Catharsis” gives relief to those searching for release

Catharsis: a noun used to describe the process of release thereby providing relief from repressed or strong emotions. Catharsis is also the name of the progressive poetry book regarding experiences of mental health which Sofia Fortino, fourth-year psychology student at Wilfrid Laurier University, is currently writing. For Fortino, the idea to write the book stemmed from her personal experiences with […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Scoop Du Jour gives a shake to the ice cream world

Amongst the many restaurants, shops and unique places to visit in Uptown Waterloo, a spot to go for ice cream has yet to remain in the core of the town. This past July 1, however, Scoop Du Jour opened up on 28 King Street North in Waterloo. The food-truck-style ice cream shop is located right next to Chainsaw.  Scoop Du […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary announces official name change to Martin Luther University College

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (WLS) has recently announced its official decision to change its name to Martin Luther University College. The WLS’s 54-year-old building on Laurier’s Waterloo campus recently underwent a $9-million renovation project and is currently in the midst of being completed. WLS is federated with Laurier while the students that attend the seminary earn Laurier degrees. The name change […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Celebrating Canada’s 150 from an Indigenous perspective

This year, Canada is going full throttle to celebrate its 150th birthday. On July 1, 1867, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia entered into Confederation, which is why Canada’s anniversary is celebrated annually on July 1. To commemorate the milestone, the federal and provincial governments have implemented various signature initiative and grant programs in order to invest in a […]

by Safina Husein· · National, News ·
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Data confirms that demand for youth mental health services continues to increase greatly

Recent data collected by The Toronto Star and Ryerson University revealed that the demand for youth mental health services has increased greatly in the past several years and continues to peak at a high rate. The increasing demand by students is a cause for concern amongst post-secondary institutions, who are now faced with supplying enough resources to meet the high […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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Lazaridis Hall is officially open for business

Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated the official grand opening of Lazaridis Hall on May 24. The event was held in the atrium of Lazaridis Hall from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and was attended by numerous dignitaries from the federal and provincial governments. Various special guests featured at the event also provided speeches, including Max Blouw, president and vice-chancellor; Bardish Chagger, […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Bruce Gillespie becomes first Teaching Fellow based at Brantford campus

Bruce Gillespie, an associate professor in Digital Media and Journalism, has been named Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2017 Teaching Fellow. The Laurier Teaching Fellowship program recognizes and honours members of the Laurier faculty who exhibit an excellent record of achievement in regards to educational leadership while substantiating exceptional contributions to learning and teaching. Gillespie, who has been at Laurier since 2010, […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier raises wages for 152 female faculty

Wilfrid Laurier University will increase the salaries of 152 female associate and full professors as per the recommendation of an analysis conducted by a joint university-union committee. The committee, which was established by the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) and the university administration, was mandated to identify methods of assessment in order to provide a report identifying any female […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·